Manal Abu-Shaheen is a Lebanese-American photographer currently living and working in Long Island City, NY. She was born in Beirut in 1982 and moved from Lebanon to New York in 2000. Abu-Shaheen received a MFA in Photography from the Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT in 2011; a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY in 2003; and attended Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon in 1999. Her work has been exhibited at the Queens Museum, Queens, NY (2016); The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (2016); The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (2015); The Print Shop at MoMA PS1, Queens, NY (2014); Bosi Contemporary, New York, NY (2014); Sarah Lawrence College, Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Bronxville, NY (2014); Camera Club of New York, NY (2013); Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY (2013); The Bleecker Arts Center, New York, NY (2013); Welch School of Art and Design Galleries, Atlanta, GA (2012) ; and Nicole Klagsbrun Project, New York, NY (2011). She is a recipient of the 2016/17 A.I.R Gallery Fellowship and the 2015 Artist in the Marketplace Residency program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She currently teaches at the City College of New York.